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Help me decide - Alfred Sargent or Romano Martegani

ManofKent

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I prefer the look of the Sargent's but I've no idea of the relative quality.
 

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I just bought those Sargents from the same seller as a replacement for my Barney's brown plain caps. Waiting for them to arrive.
 

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I think the RM will age better. They also have a dinstinctive look in a positive way. The Sargents could be mistaken for a number of lesser sellers if that means anything to you.
 

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Both of them very good - got the Sargent's and wait for the RM.
In my experience, the AS will look dull out of the box, so take the time and give them a good treatment before the first wear - conditioner (with my experience with the seller he deals in dead stock, so the leather might be in need of TLC), cream and then a shine - the result is spectacular, really.
With the RM, there is more umph in the shoe, as you will expect from an Italian shoe = the last is more modern, the leather is more flexible, etc. Both shoes are a very good bang for the buck! so go for them, both if you have the money!
 

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um, are you going to tell us where to get those Marteganis for under $200?

my vote goes to that one
 

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Originally Posted by gregaz
What the title says - Alfred Sargent or Romano Martegani. I can have either shoe for about the same price (sub-$200). Which should I choose and why?

Thanks!



VS



I have these exact same Sargents - I love them!
 

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I prefer the look of the Sargents in this case. The curves look better
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Thanks, everybody, it appears that the votes are pretty even here. My problem is that both are the same style - or else the solution would be buying both. But, I don't really need two pairs of brown captoes ...
 

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Originally Posted by gregaz
Thanks, everybody, it appears that the votes are pretty even here. My problem is that both are the same style - or else the solution would be buying both. But, I don't really need two pairs of brown captoes ...

The AS's look too plain choclate to me, if that matters.
 

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